Adult Education Programs

Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education is proud to serve the region with FREE classes that help students improve academic, English language (ESL), and workplace skills. We serve the City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren. Classes are held at local schools, churches, and libraries throughout the region.

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Because I had you, that was the biggest reason I had the confidence to keep going, to earn my GED, and to start a great new career!

Caraline Edwards

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I did it! I’m so grateful I was able to take your classes. This was a beautiful experience and I’d love if more people could be part of this program.

Giuliana Mayyou

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I would like to express my gratitude for being awarded the GED Scholarship. It means so much to me and my family that I can continue my education. Earning my GED opened the doors to further my education. This scholarship will be an immense financial support towards my first year of college.

Sarahi Anderson

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I started my citizenship in September 2020 and a year later I am a new citizen to this country. I enrolled in the online civics class because I did not just want to become a citizen, but to also learn the history of this country. My teacher, Catherine Gilbert, was an excellent and I learned so much from her.

Luisa Atsina

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Since I have been attending classes, I have found an open door policy from the administration who are always willing to help. It is a great feeling when that happens. This program has provided a wonderful experience.

Ileana Bunch

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Sharon Hetland

Sharon Hetland

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Director of Adult Education
Michelle Wassam

Michelle Wassam

Administrative Office Specialist
Justin Thurston

Justin Thurston

Instructional Support Specialist

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence or harassment.

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